Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Subway Surfer

Here's another book of caricature that is fun and inspirational!
Elgin Bolling is the Subway Surfer. He surfs the trains in New York
and draws the crazy characters he sees.

Check out his book here! and Check out his blog here!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Alien WIP

I am in school for 3D animation and just completed a Maya Modeling class. I am new to modeling and will continue to learn and grow. Here is a model I worked on and will continue to work on.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Art Squared

Here's a question I ask myself all the time..."Where can I find some inspiration?"
The answer is easy! Look at books of art you like. I own these books located at: http://www.art2books.com
They are great to look through for entertainment, inspiration, or to waste time.
If you are an artist you can write them off in your taxes.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Memory sketch bust

On my way back from the NCN Con. I had a layover in Atlanta. I decided I wanted to do a memory sketch. As I walked to my gate I looked at various people. Then...there he was! A guy I needed to draw. So I took a mental snap shot and went to a restaurant and drew on the placemat. I did a quick drawing and then to my surprise, the guy I randomly chose to draw sat right next to me! This SOB wrecked my memory sketch! I didn't have to draw from memory when he's right friggin' there! What a jerk.

I snuck* a quick pic of him and acted like I was just trying to figure out my camera.

*Sure it's a word.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Life Drawing at the CON

As I mentioned in a previous post I went to the NCN convention. There were several workshops and one in particular that I enjoyed was DRAWING FROM LIFE with STEPHEN SILVER. It was a great class. We had a beautiful model posing named Schaulis. We did quick gesture poses and then we created a character based on her and did 4 point turns.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Here's my entry for a monthly contest on the NCN forum. The contest is to do a still from a Hitchcock movie. I picked Vertigo. I thought it would be interesting doing an illustration that showed a reflection.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Con work

Here's some artwork I created at the con.

Caricature Convention

180 competing artists filled the ballroom and created hundreds of works of original artwork. Every artist gets a piece of wall to hang up what they create.

NCN Convention 2008

I attended the annual caricature convention that took place in Raleigh, NC. It is an experience that anyone who is in caricature should attend. There is a lot to be gained in the one week event. There are workshops from top pros in the field and competitions that go on. It's great to meet artists from all over the world who do what you do. If you don't learn anything from going, quit doing caricatures and pick up something else...basket weaving perhaps.

Check out:

Friday, October 24, 2008


Here is cartoon I did for Art Jumble. Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dave "Rock" Cowles

Here's a caricature I did for fellow NCN'er Dave Cowles. His work can be seen at: http://www.davecowles.com/

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Halloween flier

Here's a flier I made for my brother and good friend Josh. You need some music at a party? Call them.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

DopaTOT Commercial

Here's a commercial parody I did for school.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Conan Commercial

Here's the commercial I did along with Andrew Cross, Mike Ooms and my brother Pete. We didn't win the contest but we did have fun and learned something along the way. And knowlegde is power!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

NCT - Superhero

Here's an illustration I did for work.
I hope to get more work up, more frequently.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Diane the Quilter!

Here's a commissioned caricature. She makes stained glass looking quilts.
I might get one. Think about it...if the window is stained glass, it could break.
Fabric? Everything is cool.


Friday, July 11, 2008

Dog vs Cat

I got it! Here's my original idea I came up with on my own! Ready? Dogs versus cats. They naturally have a rivalry and so I am playing off of that. I guess I am just blessed to come up with these gems!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Here's a friend of mine who liked the cartoon I did of myself so I did one of him. Here's result and the reference I used.

The "Mr.Poopy-pants" ad I did when I was in school for graphic design/advertising.
See more of my designs at:

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Conan O'Brien

Some friends and I make a 30 sec commercial for Conan O'Brien. He's holding a contest and you can see more about it at: nbc.com/conan. The deadline was June 30th and we got our commercial filmed, edited and sent away in one day. I also sent a caricature along with it to try to kiss a little ass. Problem is I think that caricature I sent SUCKED! So HERE is one I did because I hated the other one so much. I think the likeness is a bit better. I hope they play our commercial on TV but don't show my crapicature!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Character modeling

I just finished a modeling class. Here is a character of mine. I look forward to animating him sometime in the future. His name is Java Joe which is kinda generic. I call him Jonesy too. He is a talk show host and comedian.
This was done in 3DS Max 9.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Here are some illos I did for work. The creatures are called Idflids. I Don't Feel Like It Dudes. They enjoy stealing and generally making you not motivated.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Lobotomy Baby

Here is a logo I did for a musician. Here's his myspace:

I sketched it out in Photoshop and brought it into Illustrator and then brought it back into Photoshop for coloring. The font is something I made up. I sketched that out too and used Illustrator around the sketch. The background is a painting the artist Lobotomy Baby did and I did some burning on it.

Friday, May 30, 2008

How to Make a Drawing Desk

The previous posts I am explaining how to make a light weight drawing desk that you can go and do caricature gigs with! I tried to explain it the best I could including materials needed. I think I did okay, I am not IKEA or anything. You should be able to make it after visiting The Home Depot and an art store.

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How to Make a Drawing Desk - What you'll need